Practical Theorist 13: Fentanyl

9:00 AM
10:15 AM
Chesapeake A-C


In the latest installment of CADCA’s Practical Theorist series, Dr. Albert Terrillion will provide an overview of fentanyl- both pharmaceutical and illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF)- and why it is one of the most dangerous substances circulating around the nation. He will focus on its effects on vulnerable populations, particularly youth, and will discuss ways to address fentanyl using CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Community Change to further improve prevention efforts.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the differences between multiple forms of fentanyl and their harmful effects, especially when used concurrently with other drugs (polysubstance use)

2. Explain the importance of promoting primary prevention, utilizing data, raising awareness, and increasing protective factors to affect meaningful local change

3. Engage with new partners, utilize CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Community Change, and coordinate action in key sectors to create effective prevention strategies


Albert Terrillion, DrPH, MS, MCHES, CPH
Deputy Director, Evaluation & Research